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      Last Chance Harvey

      PG-13 Released Jan 16, 2009 1h 32m Romance Drama List
      71% Tomatometer 156 Reviews 53% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman), misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate (Emma Thompson), a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother, and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Last Chance Harvey is an above-average story that graduates to potent romantic drama based on the chemistry and charm of its top-notch performers.

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: B+ Feb 18, 2012 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Peter Travers Rolling Stone Rated: 3/4 Feb 3, 2011 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Sweet. Delightful. Lovely. Romantic. Funny. Hopeful. Take a chance with Last Chance Harvey. It will make your heart smile. Nov 14, 2019 Full Review Kelly Jane Torrance Washington Times The romantic comedy tends to be one of the most predictable of genres, but Last Chance Harvey has even fewer surprises than most. What it does offer, though, is the chance to watch a couple of old pros do what they do best - charm us and each other. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 11, 2018 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The National (UAE) With a deficit of good characters, a poor script and surprisingly weak central performances, Last Chance Harvey is only for those who have run out of options at the multiplex. Nov 1, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Valda R OMG this was a very bad movie. Tight lipped Dustin Hoffman trying to capture the heart of Emma Thompson's character. They had zero rapport. Lots of staring. Stupid time wasting scenes of going up and down stairs, down streets. Not one decent line in it. It was a dud. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/24 Full Review Ted B 4.0 stars; Just what you would expect when you take two excellent performances from top of the class actors (Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson), and a romantic script that was not soapy and cliche, but generated chemistry between two mismatched people. Dustin played a character who could have been a grown-up Benjamin Braddock from "The Graduate". He has nailed that character, which takes a great deal of underplaying the role. Emma is so versatile that she can play any character. In this case, she plays the most unlikely romantic opposite for Dustin.. Yet, she develops a chemistry with him that really works and makes the audience want their relationship to succeed. This was truly, Harvey's last chance in many, many ways. Dustin introduced some clever, yet subtle, comedy aspects to his role. In the end, it turned out to be a neat Romatic, Comedy, Drama. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/13/23 Full Review james b This was really good. I'm a fan of Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson, so it had some points right off the bat. There were some times when I felt like the movie didn't hit home runs where I was expecting it might. Some parts of the movie slowed, and it was hard for it to get back... I thought the scenes from the wedding reception were so good that I ended up giving this a star or two more than if those scenes hadn't been in the movie. It was pretty good... just not memorable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Found this enjoyable love story on Kanopy. Wonderful acting and score. Once you accept the usual coincidences you can sit back and enjoy the touching moments. Work a look. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review ashley h Last Chance Harvey is a terrific film. It is about a man who finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life while in London for his daughter's wedding. Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson give fantastic performances. The screenplay is good but a little slow in places. Joel Hopkins did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and romance. Last Chance Harvey is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review alex h "Last Chance Harvey" is good, if you are talking about Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, otherwise this movie does not make you feel anything at all, as of how slow paced it seems, although it has a short runtime and because of how bad the duo of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson works. I couldn't let my eyes go off the fact how short Hoffman looks compared to Thompson, which is the only thing that made me laugh. The jokes are unfunny and are rather silly and simple, as they are not hard to understand, nor are they relatable. The behavior of the characters is really cliche, it works just like in all other rom-com dramas about realising how one person loves another after years of separation. There is no motives to why they like each other whatsoever. The soundtrack, in the movie, works perfectly though, as it makes the viewer feel good and ease up. I wouldn't say that this movie is good, but I wouldn't say it's bad either. It's alright to watch if you have a lot of free time, if you are a Dustin Hoffman fan or if you just have a need to relax. But, mostly, it is impossible to see Dustin Hoffman in such an easy and empty comedy role, as well as the movie has zero to no humor for a comedy. A 4/10, some people may find something pleasant in it, but I just have seen so many similar movies, that this one just seems to copy all of them in its context, which is why it's not interesting. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman), misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate (Emma Thompson), a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother, and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love.
      Director
      Joel Hopkins
      Producer
      Nicola Usborne, Tim Perrell
      Screenwriter
      Joel Hopkins
      Distributor
      Overture Films
      Production Co
      Process Film, Lionsgate
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 16, 2009, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 29, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $14.9M
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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